2019’s Themes


Brought to you by Utility Magazine, Digital Utilities is the premier event for anyone working with or for utilities, and grappling with the momentous impacts digital technologies are having on the industry.

Emerging technologies

Machine learning
Artificial intelligence

Smart networks

Internet of Things (IoT)
Data analytics
Cyber security

The digital citizen

Connected customers
Workforce mobility
Distributed Energy Resources (DER)

Looking to convince your boss? Check out our page on the top reasons to attend Digital Utilities 2019.

2019 Speakers


Nigel Watson (UK)

Group Information Services Director, Northumbrian Water

Nigel has worked in business and IT roles across a range of competitive industries for more than 30 years. His work experience includes leadership of transformation programmes for leading organisations including GE Capital, Microsoft, Travelport and Vodafone, often across the globe. He has been with Northumbrian Water Group since 2015, joining as Transformation Programme Director….

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Wayne Pales

General Manager Technology Strategy, Australian Energy Market Operator (AEMO)

Wayne is a utility expert passionate about helping the electricity industry embrace an active and engaged energy consumer. Wayne is the author of the bestseller, The Digital Utility, a lecturer at the Asian Institute of Technology, an award-winning green technology blogger and sought-after speaker. In both 2018 and 2015, Wayne was recognised as a ‘Global…

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Terri Benson Digital-Utilities-Speaker

Terri Benson

Managing Director, South East Water

Terri is Managing Director of South East Water, leading an organisation of 500+ employees passionate about delivering healthy water for life. Terri has held a range of both executive and non-executive director roles in the government utility and private infrastructure sectors. She was CEO of SEQWater, Managing Director of Essential Energy and Chair of the…

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Fiona Bishop Digital Utilities Speaker

Fiona Bishop

Executive Manager Change and Innovation, Western Power

Fiona is a dynamic leader with over thirteen years in the Energy and Resources sector, spanning engineering, economic regulation, customer-facing and management roles. Fiona played a key role in the delivery of Western Power’s Business Transformation Program and commenced the Change and Innovation Business Unit in June 2017. Fiona brings together her passion for innovation,…

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    “Thank you for an amazing event. It was well hosted and the content was most useful. We will definitely be back next year.”

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    “It was an extremely well run event with great and relevant speakers.”

  • What last year’s delegates said

    “It was a great way to appreciate that, as an industry, we're all working towards achieving similar outcomes. There is a great opportunity for greater levels of intra-industry collaboration.”

Returning for 2019 – the Digital Utility Awards


The Digital Utility Awards recognise the utility industry’s greatest achievements in the digitisation of utility networks, processes and practices across Australia.

Presented at the Digital Utilities gala dinner, the awards celebrate industry leaders and outstanding projects in a formal but fun setting.

Are you ready? Submissions open Monday 1 October.


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